The Sock Loss Index - It's Science!

Socks seemingly have a mind of their own when put through the laundry process; they often take little excursions to who-knows-where, and leave us wanting. 

While the general thinking is that they probably end up behind the drum of the machine, simply because they are small and we tend to overstuff our loads, the "why" has now been boiled down to a formula - the Sock Loss Index.
Psychologist Dr Simon Moore and statistician Geoff Ellis...devised the formula – Sock loss index = (L+C)-(PxA) – and the higher the figure, the higher the likelihood of losing socks.
L equals laundry size, C equals washing complexity, P equals the positivity towards doing laundry and A equals degree of attention.
Irish Examiner

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